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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 31 August 1950

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Richard Strauss

Librettist: Molière

Conductor: Thomas Beecham

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Monsieur Jourdain: Miles Malleson

Madame Jourdain: Dandy Nichols

Nicoline: Ilona Ference

Dorimene: Tatiana Lieven

Music Master: Wensley Pithey

Composer: John Ebdon

Dancing Master: Graham Stark

Philosopher: Harold Scott

Fencing Master: Peter Copley

Assistant To Fmaster: David Ashley

Dorante: David King-Wood

First Flunkey: Norman Welsh

Second Flunkey: Alan Gordon

Master Tailor: Michael Holmes

Assistant To Tailor: Leo Kersley

Wig Maker: Roger Tully

Chief Cook: Michael Holmes

Assistant To Cook: Roger Tully

Cook's Boy: Leo Kersley

Production Team

Original Producer: Miles Malleson

Set Designer: Oliver Messel

Costume Designer: Oliver Messel

Choreographer: Michael Holmes

Assistant Producer: Carl Ebert